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Capital Group Overview

Los Angeles, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
1931
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Working at Capital Group

We’re one of the world's largest and most trusted investment management companies with a powerful mission — improve people's lives through successful investing. Our long-term investment results and outstanding service set us ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#58)

Company Updates

  • Today we celebrate the diversity of our associates and their families. Hear the special story of Hampton Road associate, Doug, and his family on #NationalComingOutDay. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQxeZ

    Meet our Associates: Doug

    The best way to understand who we are is to meet our associates. We're a collection of diverse people, connected by common values and an uncommon sense of purpose. Many of us build long careers here while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities.

  • As a portfolio manager, Martin is constantly challenged to put aside other's assumptions and come to his own decisions. Meet Martin and hear how he applies this rule not only in his professional life, but his personal one too. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQreD

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Capital Group – Why Work For Us?


The best way to understand who we are is through our associates. Meet Christine, Rachael and Mikael.

Come grow with us

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. You’ll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities.

In return for your contributions, you’ll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous. Visit our Career Page to learn more about our outstanding benefits.

Come make a difference in the lives of others

We’re 7,500 associates who make our clients their first priority every day. When we do our job right, millions of investors from all walks of life can fulfill their long-term dreams and financial goals, whatever they may be.

We’re driven by our mission to improve people’s lives through successful investing. In accomplishing this mission, we’ve been recognized as a leader in the asset management industry. We know that it’s the collective efforts of CG associates that sets our organization apart and leads to client success.

If you really want to know what’s on our minds about what we do, explore Capital Ideas.

 

All associates share in Capital’s success

Capital Group’s total rewards package is designed to reflect the contributions associates make in helping us improve people’s lives through successful investing.

We target the upper quartile of the employment market for total cash compensation, and carefully consider both base salary and bonuses that reward individual and company performance to attract, retain and motivate associates.

Through our approach to premier compensation and benefits— including a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous—we offer a total rewards package that sets us apart from other employers within and outside of the financial services industry

To learn more about our workplace, meet Meena.


Our associates from around the world share why they love their careers at Capital Group.


Come drive your career

We empower our associates to drive their careers. We challenge our associates to think differently. And we inspire our associates to be their best.

When you come to Capital, you’ll have learning resources that will expand your expertise in a wide variety of fields. From industry and organizational knowledge to technical  and leadership skills, we’ve  got the tools to help you constantly grow.

Capital’s leaders are a critical component to our company’s success. To help them be their best, we offer leadership programs for all levels of managers. These programs provide hands on experiences that allow you to learn from peers, senior leaders and some of the best academic thinking.

It’s not just the programs and tools that support your career development. Learning from your colleagues that can make the biggest impact. You’ll be surrounded by smart, caring and driven people who’ll inspire you to do your best work.

Hear what our associates say about developing at Capital Group.


Last year, Capital donated more than US$25 million to 3,000 nonprofits on behalf of our associates. It’s not the numbers that make our giving program impressive – it’s the fact that all our donations are influenced directly by our associates. 


Come invest in your community

As an investment manager, we improve millions of people’s lives through successful investing.  And, as individuals and groups, our associates help thousands of nonprofits and their beneficiaries through their generous gifts of time, energy and resources.

How involved are our associates in our giving programs? In a word – very. Associates decide which charities we support through matching gifts, grants and service hours. From donating to local school bake sales to sponsoring refugees in Africa, Capital Group associates tell us what organizations they care about and decide where we allocate money. With over 7,500 passionate associates globally, it’s no surprise that we sponsored 3,000 non-profits last year! Bottom line: no matter how you like to give back to your community, we have a program that will help you make a difference. 

To learn more about our specific Giving programs, visit our Careers page.

Meet Mike, a Capital associate who inspires us with his dedication to refurbishing homes in inner-city Los Angeles.

Our differences make us better

We improve peoples’ lives through successful investing, enabling millions of investors from all walks of life to fulfill their dreams and long-term financial goals, whatever they might be.

We’re united in purpose and values that include integrity, collaboration and mutual respect, and we flourish by seeking out and embracing our differences. We wear some of those differences on the surface. Many others are unseen. All are vital to who we are.

We’re committed to an environment where we can bring our true, best selves to work. That’s why we created Capital Communities, where associates with common interests can connect and grow. With more than 20 Capital Communities up and running, it’s easy to find where you fit in.

Meet a few of our amazing Capital Communities in action.

Capital Group Reviews

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    "Few companies have such meaningful practiced corporate values, making it a great place for employees."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
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    I worked at Capital Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Progressive internal culture, Successful business results, Collaborative work environment, Thoughtful HR and Senior Management, Efficient Management structure and more than fair overall compensation

    Cons

    Upward career movement is slow, takes time to build a brand because of long tenured employees, generally few openings because of low attrition

    Advice to Management

    It’s an 86-year old firm that has successfully grown and succeeded through interesting times - stick to the impeccable values that have preserved the culture and step up the pace and competitive attitude to help the firm succeed in the ever-changing landscape of emerging competitors.

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Capital Group Photos

Capital Group photo of: LA associates cleaning up at a Community Action Day
Capital Group photo of: Erin and Dalisha, two associates in our Service Group, graduate with their Master's degrees!
Capital Group photo of: Los Angeles associates hike after work.
Capital Group photo of: Our Los Angeles associates do a cooking class.
Capital Group photo of: We love our Investment Group assistants!
Capital Group photo of: Our New York associates celebrate over cake.
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Capital Group Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Capital Group (San Antonio, TX) in April 2009.

    Interview

    Phone interview, group of 2:1 interview face to face, drug test. Whole thing took one week. Phone interview 1 hour. Face to face also 1 hour. Drug test.
    I was outsourced through an employment agency. So recruiter took care of details including drug testing.
    Phone interview was pretty casual. Face to face was also casual. Wore suite, but tie is optional.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation. I was outsourced. They made an offer and that's it.

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Capital Group Awards & Accolades

  • Gold Excellence in Learning Award, Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, 2017
  • Leadership Development Award - Gold, Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, 2017
  • Top Workplaces, Orange county Register, 2013
  • Best Places to Work in Indiana, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in Indiana (Large), Best Companies Group, 2012
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